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About BO-beau kitchen + garden
BO beau kitchen + garden is located in the Village of La Mesa. BO beau offers Sophisticated Comfort Food with Global Inspirations. We have 24 Beers on tap, a worldly wine list and a full bar with eclectic cocktails.
La Mesa, CA 91942-9218
Contemporary French / American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm;
Sunday: Brunch 10:30am- 1:30pm
Bar menu 1:30pm- 4:30pm
Dinner 4:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Park on the street there are meters or in the lot behind us on Allison Street OR in the residential areas around us.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ask about our special Valentines day menu!
BO-beau kitchen + garden Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant was very nice. I tried the chicken and waffles. The portions were perfect. Just enough to get you full, the chicken pieces however were overdone making them dry and the waffles were so hard they felt like bricks ! The waitress was kind to bring some new waffles. My husband and son enjoyed their food, that's why I didn't give the food a lower score.
We have been going here for years, and with a few exceptions, the food has been good. One problem, we like something and soon it is off the menu. Maybe there has been lots of chef changes. The other recent problem is, the menu has become over-priced. Main courses, appetizers etc are way up. It now costs $30. for two soups and two beers! Add the cost of entrees and you are talking $75-80 without tip! Too much for what you get. The service is always good, though.
Very good food with one possible caveat. The brussel sprouts as an appetizer were amazing, as is mentioned in many reviews. We were able to order it with the meat on the side as we had two vegetarian members. The waitress was pleasant, but perhaps overworked. The attention wasn't too prompt- one of our dinners had to wait a fairly long time for her tabasco sauce, which was initially doled out in a very small dose. However, the waitress made good recommendations as to food and wine. Two diners had the salads, which were good if unremarkable. Another diner ordered the flatbread pizza, which looked delicious. I ordered the Mussels and Fries in curry sauce, which was an incredible dish. Hours later, I was sick. Not sure if it was the curry or the mussels- or perhaps a reaction to the one glass of cocktails that I had. I've never had mussels before so your experience may be better!
We went to BO-Beau for our anniversary and it was fabulous! The food was stellar - the brussel sprouts are to die for - and the ambiance was great. When it got chilly, the server brought out a blanket so I stayed warm throughout dinner. We had a fabulous evening! And the downtown La Mesa area is great to wander around before or after a meal.
Always an excellent meal with outstanding service. I had the vegan option this time, even though I'm not vegan. It was delicious! I have no idea what it was. Grilled tofu, some kind of creamy nut sauce, ginger, scrumptious exotic mushrooms, paper thin pear. Really good.
This is one of our favorite places. When I made a reservation, the latest time that was available was 6 pm -early, but I wanted to make sure that we would have a table for this birthday dinner. We arrived a few minutes early and were taken to a table in a room with only one other table occupied, and it stayed this way for the next 45 minutes or so.
We have been here several times and been very pleased with the entire experience. This time we were frankly rushed through what we intended to be a relaxed dinner. Our entrees arrived within minutes of the appetizer's arrival, prompting us to send them back to the kitchen. I jokingly asked my wife if we looked like we were here for the 'early bird special'. There were empty tables and no obvious reason for us to feel as if we were being pushed along. After this, there was no pressure per se, but my impression was that there was no effort to cognitively realize what I think the restaurant intends as a dining experience. It just put a disappointing edge on an otherwise great meal.
We dined early because our daughter, daughter-in-law and their twin 18-month old children were with us. For the same reason we chose to eat in the outdoor garden area in case the children decided to loudly do their own celebrating. But our concerns were for naught because the children loved BO-Beau as much as the parents and grandparents always do. And has been our usual experience, the food & drinks were magnificent, the ambience great, and the warm, friendly service fabulous. A gem.
I've yet to be disappointed. The service is amazing. Very friendly and attentive just enough. The food is always great! The Brushetta is my favorite appetizer and the City of Lights is the Best drink!! I've had chicken, steak, flatbread, salad, and soup there so far and all were so flavorful and delicious. This place is also kid friendly. I've brought my 4 year old with me before and he ate his chicken tenders, which I tasted and they were good. Not expensive, great service, food and drinks!
Enjoyed our dinner very much. I had the Grilled Salmon with lentils, pomegranate seeds and grilled Radicchio, carrots and green beans. Perfect fish and the veggies were tender and flavorful. Our server was attentive and helpful. When she wasn't available, the other servers and even the manager walking by wanted to help in any way.
Our table was a U-shaped banquet at the end near the kitchen and away from the bar scene entrance. Nothing much to look at near us and a bit quieter. So ambiance not much to write about. I was surprised there were not more interesting 'On Tap" craft beers listed or presented by server. The Cohn Group decided that the restaurant focus here was more on drinks than food (makes them more money) and so the foods list is a bit minimal. Still very good. We had their signature brussels sprouts. tasty and bold. The bacon was a bit hard to chew. The Beef bourguignon and the Fresh Albacore dishes were both delicious as cited by their eaters. Is that a word? Anyways. Overall, it was a much better experience and the food was much better than previous times we've been there. I think we'll check it out again. Maybe you'd like it too. Cheers! Jc
My husband enjoyed his steak, green beans and fries, although the fries arrived stone cold and had to be replaced. I got the boeuf bourguinon, and it was extremely salty. The beef was good, as were the carrots and green beans, but the flavor of a long-simmered wine sauce with herbs just wasn't there, and the saltiness was pretty overwhelming. The flourless chocolate cake was a nice treat at the end. The server was considerate and aimed to please. The noise level was too high to have much of a conversation over dinner.
I'm a fan of CRG restaurants and Bo-Beau was no exception. I met a friend for brunch. Tasty mimosa for only $4. Brussels sprouts were amazing! Chicken and waffles were very good. Next time I'll try the French toast, it looked delicious at our neighbors table. The atmosphere was cozy and fun. Looking forward to trying a dinner here soon. I bet on a warm evening the patio is lovely.
We ordered appetizers (brussell sprouts were the bomb!), they came and we waited a very long time for silverware to eat them with, waiter finally brought 5 sets for the 6 of us. He explained they were short and that we needed to hold on to them between courses to make sure we had some. Also waited a very long time for desserts, wanted to cancel them but could not find the waiter. Food was awesome, service not so much
Took my wife for her birthday since she really likes the restaurant. The place was not busy since it was a Wednesday which was nice. I thought the service was pretty good, she felt rushed by the waitress. She did comment that it was the B-Team in the kitchen that night. The food was very bland, and not up to the usual quality that we have had there. For the quality we got and the price we paid, we feel that we could have done better at home. It was a disappointing show for us.
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